<b>Man indicted on wanton endangerment, dog torturing charges</b>

Charles Huff

WHITLEY COUNTY -- A Woodbine man is facing a first-degree wanton endangerment and torture of a dog charge after the Whitley County grand jury returned indictments on Monday.

Charles Huff, 41, of Woodbine, was arrested on the charges at 11:29 a.m. Jan. 21, and was released from Whitley County Detention Center at 11:16 a.m. Jan. 22.

"We believe the evidence will show that he fired a weapon upwards of 30 times into an animal, AR-15 rifle, 30 times into an animal in Woodbine," Commonwealth's Attorney Ronnie Bowling said on Monday. "That's never appropriate, that's torture, and that will always be indicted in this county forever, as long as I'm in the grand jury. That's inexcusable.

"At this point in time, of course we still need to litigate it, we still need to present the case to the court, but I'm a huge animal rights person," Bowling said. "Anybody that knows me, knows that I'm a huge dog lover, but that has no bearing on the case."

Others indicted on Monday by the grand jury and their charges include:

Eva Jean Carr, 36, of Williamsburg: first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

Kelly Ward, 26, of Williamsburg: three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

Wesley Croley, 32, of Williamsburg: first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense; tampering with physical evidence.

Bobby Hill, 38, of Williamsburg: two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; three counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Jerry Mosley, 44, of Gray: first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

Danny Sizemore, 34, of Corbin: first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

Jason Dople, 30, of Newcomb, Tennessee: possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense.

Leroy Cupp, 33, of Williamsburg: third-degree use of a weapon of mass destruction; nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment; second-degree terroristic threatening; first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Robert Childers, 47: three counts of first-degree criminal abuse.

Aleshia Childers, 30: three counts of first-degree criminal abuse.

Amanda Caldwell, 33, of Williamsburg: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more and theft by unlawful taking of the value of $10,000 or more.

Patrica Rice, 63, of Corbin: theft by deception of the value of $10,000 or more.

Chalmer Spring, 33, of Williamsburg: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more; second-degree criminal trespass.

Kodi Hampton, 19, of Williamsburg: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more; second-degree criminal trespass.

Pamela Smiddy, 49, of Williamsburg: first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense.

Jennifer Sutton, 33, of Williamsburg: first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense.

Gregory Branham, 48, of Williamsburg: first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense.

Tammy C. Douglas, 47, of Williamsburg: first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense.

Leland Evans, 46, of Williamsburg: first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense; second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense.

Brody Lawson, 20, of Williamsburg: second-degree burglary; possession of burglary tools.

David Bryant, 36, of Williamsburg: first-degree criminal abuse.

Erica Roggie, 32, of Rockholds: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more.

Tony Duvall, 32, of Harrodsburg: three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment; theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more; Attempted theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more; second-degree criminal mischief; theft by the unlawful taking of the value of less than $500.

An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury, it is not a conviction or an admission of guilt.

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